Energy Efficiency Alberta has launched a rebate program for Alberta homeowners who upgrade their homes with eligible installations of new insulation, triple-glazed windows or tankless water heating systems.
Too many of us treat the toilet like a garbage can, when our sewage systems are designed strictly for water-soluble waste. Here’s a quick rundown of some things you should never put down a toilet or drain.
Rapid spring melting often results in saturated or even flooding properties. Prevent the water outside from winding up in your basement by evaluating your drainage, testing the sump pump, and checking for leaks when you turn your lawn service taps back on.
We get a lot of calls about plumbing problems with polybutylene pipe (“Poly-B”). We’ve written about this stuff before; it has a tendency to develop leaks, and insurance companies sure don’t like it! One might wonder why there’s so much of this grey tubing installed in Calgary. Since we’ve been plumbing here since 1972, we
In our last blog, we discussed water softeners, and this brings us today’s topic. We’ve been getting a lot of service calls lately regarding Baxi boilers. These are wall-hung “combi” boilers, designed and built in the UK, to provide hot water as well as in-floor heating. These units are common in Calgary communities like Hawkwood,
We are so lucky to live in a place where the tap water is clean and safe. Unfortunately, as Calgarians, we have very hard water, or, in other words, water that is high in mineral content.
What You Need to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater The average lifespan of a water heater is 8-10 years, and if you are nearing that time period, you may be wondering when your tank will need to be replaced. Living with this possibility hanging over your head can be stressful if
If the exposed plumbing in your home is grey and plastic, you have Polybutylene piping. Be aware that 10 to 20 years after installation, poly b pipes are notorious for sprouting leaks. If you’d like to replace your pipe with a more dependable option, give us a call.
While we enjoy helping you with your home improvements, our number 1 duty is to keep your home safe. That’s why we have plumbing and heating experts available 24/7 for emergency services. Don’t hesitate – call us as soon as you experience a problem.
With all the storms Calgary faced last summer, flooding is a potential concern. If you noticed excess water in your basement, you may want to install a sump pump or have your existing sump pump checked for maintenance.